I disagree with Edgar on this. Actually this is the same disagreement on
which Edgar and I posted on previously concerning causation and eventually
abandoned our efforts.
- Edgar thinks reality is made up of many distinct (but sometimes related)
things happening at either the same or different times. (At least that is my
understanding of Edgar's general position. He can correct me if I'm wrong
in my assessment or if I'm not expressing it well.)
- I think reality is only one thing (Just THIS!), and there is only one time
So, my responses to you are that there is no 'you' doing anything, there is
only ever one thing happening - Just THIS! and it is only ever happening
NOW. All the other concepts discussed in this post are illusions.
If you're walking, there is only walking. The entire universe is walking -
now. If you're chewing gum, there is only chewing gum. The entire universe
is chewing gum - now.
In Zen Buddhism this is referred to as expressing your Buddha Nature. I
refer to this as Just THIS!
From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf
Of Edgar Owen
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 6:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Zen] Question?
You are missing my point. One's body is always doing many many things at
once. One could not exist otherwise. Scores of muscles have to move together
to make even the simplest motion. To speak tongue and lips and breath must
all move at the same time. No one ever is doing just one thing. That is an
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